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Irrefutable evidence : adventures in the history of forensic science

Author: Michael Kurland
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The rise of scientific thinking in finding, catching, and convicting criminals-and, just as important, freeing the innocent-has transformed society's assault on crime. Before scientific detective work, early attempts to maintain public safety relied on the severity of punishment rather than any probability of apprehension. But with the rapid development of the sciences in the nineteenth century, some techniques  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kurland, Michael.
Irrefutable evidence.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2009
(DLC) 2009022386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kurland
ISBN: 9781461662396 1461662397
OCLC Number: 844069771
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 329 pages) : illustrations
Contents: All our yesterdays --
Beginnings --
Who was that masked man? --
The size of the head, the shape of the ears --
Dabs --
The fickle finger --
With a bullet --
The footprints of a gigantic hound --
He's dead Jim --
Inheritance powder --
Blood will tell --
DNA will tell more --
Bones and bugs --
The eyewitness and others --
Junk science --
A double-breasted suit --
A burning desire.
Responsibility: Michael Kurland.

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Irrefutable Evidence explores the rise of modern DNA typing techniques, which have proven the innocence of many persons convicted of major crimes and resulted in the exoneration of more than two  Read more...

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Irrefutable Evidence by Michael Kurland explores the history of forensic science dating as far back as 475 B.C. in ancient China. He focuses attention on major criminal cases, using them to discuss Read more...

 
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